"We have a significant decrease in the number of cases of hepatitis A and B. So, for six months, the number of cases of hepatitis A decreased by 39%, hepatitis B by 15%," he said.
According to Bekshin, every year the incidence of these types of hepatitis reduces almost by 15 - 40%. In Astana, the incidence of hepatitis A has been reduced by 24%, in Almaty by more than 30%.
In addition, due to the vaccination epidemiology of hepatitis B virus in the general population decreased 24 times, and among children - 52 times.
According to the chief sanitary officer, 12-15 billion tenge is allocated annually to conduct immunization against 21 infections.